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Board of Directors Meeting This Friday

2014-05-01

The Board of Directors will hold the first of its two May meetings this Friday at 6pm. Agenda items for this week's meeting include the first stage of discussion on a proposed rewrite of the club charter and operating rules. CABS members are invited to sit in on board meetings to learn about the governance of the club.

The second Board of Directors meeting for May will be held Saturday, May 31. This meeting is primarily for making last-minute arrangements for Origins.

Schmidt's Food Truck Coming May 2

2014-05-01

Schmidt's Sausage House, a repeat CABS visitor and purveyor of creampuffs, will be sending its food truck to our May 2 meeting. Hours of service are expected to be 5:30-8:30 pm.

Seeking Event Ideas for Buckeye Game Fest 2014

2014-05-01

We are still seeking organized event ideas for Buckeye Game Fest. Last year we had over 50 scheduled events, most of which were run by cabbies. This year, we'd like to fill the event space at our new venue, the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, with at least that many events... but we need your help figuring out what to schedule! Here's what we'd like to know:

  1. Your event ideas!
  2. Rough estimate of maximum attendance (by number of people) and total event time
  3. Whether you'd be willing to run the event yourself (it's okay if you're not!)
  4. If so, rough estimate of what day (Thursday through Sunday) and time you'd like to run the event

Please send an e-mail with all of the above to cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com and we'll use this information to help compile the schedule. We are looking into the feasibility of having a proper program book printed this year, so the earlier we can lock down an events schedule, the better.

Food Truck Update

2014-04-24

The Challah food truck is returning to CABS for this Saturday's meeting. Their menu features brisket, grilled cheese, and whitefishes sandwiches. (Not all of that is on one sandwich.)

Next Friday marks the return of the mobile version of one of Columbus's landmark restaurants, Schmidt's Sausage.

Clairifying changes to BGF 2014

2014-04-24

We on the board of directors would like to respond to some of the questions we've received since last week's announcements regarding changes to this year's Buckeye Game Fest.

First, if you are already a paid CABS member, nothing has changed. Your 2014 CABS membership includes entry to Buckeye Game Fest at no additional charge. You do not need to fill out any additional form; a badge will be waiting for you when you arrive at the Crowne Plaza.

Day fees will still be available for non-members who do not wish to attend the entire convention. These fees are:

$15 Thursday
$25 Friday
$25 Saturday
$10 Sunday

The new conventions-only membership is intended to replace the four-day preregistration and on-site registration fees for non-members. By converting these registrations to memberships, the club has more freedom in pursuing non-membership revenue from other sources. The convention-only membership will be the best way to pay for those who want to attend multiple days of BGF (and Origins at the discounted rate) but can't make it to regular CABS meetings.

Also, with the new conventions-only membership, there are no longer separate costs for preregistration and on-site registration. The cost of the conventions-only membership is $45 whether purchased in advance or on-site. However, a giveaway game will only be given to full CABS members, and to those who purchased a conventions-only membership at least one week prior to the start of Buckeye Game Fest.

Buckeye Game Fest 2014 Members Only

2014-04-17

In connection with the decision to create a conventions-only membership tier, the Board of Directors has voted to make the 2014 Buckeye Game Fest open only to CABS members. There will not be a separate pre-registration fee.

Convention memberships can be purchased in advanced of Buckeye Game Fest or purchased at the door, however a free game will be given only to those who held a membership at least one week prior to the beginning of the convention.

Day passes will still be available for those who do not wish to purchase a membership at the following rates:

Thursday: $15
Friday: $25
Saturday: $25

New Conventions Membership Established

2014-04-17

At last week's meeting the Board of Directors voted to establish a new conventions-only membership tier. This tier includes the member discount for Origins, as well as admission to Buckeye Game Fest. This membership tier does not include free access to regular CABS meetings, library checkout privileges, or voting rights.

The conventions-only membership tier will be $45 for 2014. Paper and web forms will be updated soon to include this new tier. If you are not currently a CABS member and are interested in signing up for this membership tier, please contact the Board of Directors at cabs.board@gmail.com.

Current CABS members do not need to take any additional action, as the Origins discount and admission to Buckeye Game Fest are already included in your 2014 membership.

Seeking Event Ideas for Buckeye Game Fest 2014

2014-04-10

We are still seeking organized event ideas for Buckeye Game Fest. Last year we had over 50 scheduled events, most of which were run by cabbies. This year, we'd like to fill the event space at our new venue, the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, with at least that many events... but we need your help figuring out what to schedule! Here's what we'd like to know:

  1. Your event ideas!
  2. Rough estimate of maximum attendance (by number of people) and total event time
  3. Whether you'd be willing to run the event yourself (it's okay if you're not!)
  4. If so, rough estimate of what day (Thursday through Sunday) and time you'd like to run the event

Please send an e-mail with all of the above to cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com and we'll use this information to help compile the schedule. We are looking into the feasibility of having a proper program book printed this year, so the earlier we can lock down an events schedule, the better.

Member Announcements 4/10

2014-04-10

Moving sale: games include Agricola, Dominion. See http://goo.gl/2RL6TI for list, emailkgenchi@gmail.com if interested.

Board of Directors Meeting Saturday

2014-04-10

The CABS Board of Directors will hold its monthly session at 6pm during the April 12 meeting. The primary agenda items are establishing the fee schedule for Buckeye Game Fest 2014, revisions of the club budget based on updated membership numbers, and the opening of discussion on an updated charter. All members are welcomed to sit on on board meetings to understand how the club functions.